Dekton® by Cosentino has been specified throughout The Water House Project restaurant - a fine dining experience located in Bethnal Green that offers "exquisite elegance in a relaxed, comfortable and informal atmosphere".
Its interior has been designed by Hi-Spec Design, specialists in bespoke German and Italian kitchen furniture, and features luxurious marble-effect Dekton Rem by Cosentino for the worksurfaces, chef’s table and wall cladding. Installed in September last year, the Dekton Rem surfaces were fabricated by JR Stone and include the 20mm thick worksurfaces and chef’s table along with 8mm cladding on the back wall.
Part of the Natural Collection from Cosentino, Dekton Rem is an ultra-compact surface available in 0.4cm, 0.8cm, 1.2cm and 2cm thicknesses in 320 x 144cm formats. Inspired by elegant white marble with swirling veined detail, its intricate design features brown and grey veining with hints of gold, evoking the traditional nature of Calacatta marble.
Dekton is a sustainable choice and the perfect surface solution for this busy restaurant, as it combines carbon neutrality throughout its life cycle with hardwearing qualities that will keep it looking good as new for years to come. Not only is it highly scratch, stain, fire and heat resistant but it’s also ideal for commercial and residential projects alike as it can be used for worksurfaces, cladding, staircases, floors, furniture and more – indoors and out.
Gabriel Waterhouse, owner of The Water House Project, chose Dekton for its technical properties as well as its premium look that works perfectly for an open-plan restaurant where the chef’s table is on show to guests. “The Dekton worktops really frame the whole of our kitchen and are the ideal finishing touch. They’re durable and help to maintain our aesthetic as well – which is perfect for what we needed.”
Dekton is a carbon neutral product for its entire life cycle. This is supported by emission reduction projects as well as Cosentino Group’s good practices in terms of sustainability and environmental management, helping to combat climate change. Carbon neutrality has been achieved throughout the life cycle of Dekton, from the extraction of the raw material itself and the calculation of the direct and indirect emissions from its production cycle and those derived from its use, right to the end of its life. All of which help the Cosentino Group achieve greater efficiency in terms of energy, consumption of resources, use of renewable electricity and sustainable mobility policies.
The Water House Project was founded by Gabriel Waterhouse, former chef at one Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle in 2015. Menus change monthly and use the very best of local, seasonal produce including ethically and sustainably reared meat and fish, working with suppliers who share its values.
Hi-Spec Design is a family-run kitchen design firm established by Frank Saffari in rural Northumberland. Pushing the boundaries in design and sourcing the latest products from across Europe, Hi-Spec Design uses furniture from two of the Minacciolo ranges with an island from the Mina Collection. Appliances include an integrated wine unit and fridge-freezer from Sub-Zero along with a Wolf steam oven and vacuum drawer, allowing for precise sous-vide cooking resulting in the unique dishes on The Water House Project’s mouth-watering menu.